Becky Lynch Reveals Why WWE Turned Her Babyface At SummerSlam
Becky Lynch had been heel for a year prior to the turn
WWE star Becky Lynch turned face at SummerSlam.
The Man showed respect to Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair after unsuccessfully challenging her for the title, before siding with Belair as she was approached by Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY.
According to Big Time Becks, the decision to turn her face was made by Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, who felt as though they were 'swimming upstream' with her as a heel.
Speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Lynch said:
"I talked to Hunter a little bit before and he was like, 'How do you feel about being a heel?'. I was like, 'Honestly, it's fun, I like it. I feel I'm maybe more naturally inclined to be a babyface, people like me better as a babyface. Clearly, I'm doing my job if they don't like me'. I'm just great, lads. I'm just great [laughs]. He goes, 'I feel we're swimming upstream keeping you as heel'. 'Yeah, I agree'. Then the creative was laid out and I was like, 'That sounds awesome, hell yeah, pop, pop, pop'".
On the post-SummerSlam episode of Raw, Lynch announced that she would be stepping away from in-ring competition due to a shoulder injury sustained during her match the night before.
When asked further about working with Triple H, Lynch said:
"It's great. Obviously, he has a great mind for it. His track record with what he's done with women in NXT, I'm a product of that, I got to be in that system and become who I am today. He's really championed women's wrestling in general and not looking at it as women's wrestling. This is a story, these are two people in a story, how do we make this story good? That's what I love. How do we make this story good, no matter the gender".
There is currently no timetable for Becky's return.